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How to fix Connection Timed Out

Connection Timed Out is a browser error that means the connection to the server is taking too long to be established.

Causes: Excessive plugin usage and/or insufficient PHP memory.

Fix 1

Increase memory limit PHP variable – How to edit PHP variables

Fix 2

Deactivate WordPress plugins and activate them one by one until the one causing overload is found – How to deactivate plugins manually

Fix 3

If cPanel exhibits physical memory and I/O is maxed out periodically or consistently, upgrade the hosting plan/memory.

Like all technical areas, errors will happen. It’s important to note a few things regarding using the fixes in this article:

  1. Check DNS & make sure everything is proper before resorting to changing files.
  2. When handling any files, make sure to follow this guide: How to handle WordPress files